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Paradise police seek suspect in BB gun attack

Paradise police are looking for a suspect who shot a man in the face last week (Oct. 21) with what they believe to be a compressed-air BB gun.

Officers responded to calls from Paradise High School staff reporting there were several people on the football field at about 10 p.m., according to a Paradise Police Department press release. Responding officers found the victim, Bradley Hess, 19, who said the assault was unprovoked and that the shooter had run off. As Hess was transported to Feather River Hospital for treatment of his injuries, police searched the area but didn’t find anyone.

Police confirmed Wednesday (Oct. 26) that they are still looking for a suspect, and have no further details or description. Anyone with information should call 872-6241 or the Paradise PD tip line at 872-6161, ext. 233.